The UK Forensics Team continued to represent the College of Communication well at the Kentucky State Championship February 15-17, 2013.
The team as a whole placed 2nd in Individual Events Sweepstakes for Large Division Schools and 3rd in Debate Sweepstakes for Large Division Schools. The team did amazingly well considering schools from all across Kentucky participated in this championship tournament including one of the top two teams in the nation. In addition to the group awards, the following individuals placed in the competition:
Zachary Shinall Top Novice in Individual Sweepstakes 3rd Place in Program Oral Interpretation Top Novice in Program Oral Interpretation
Logan Hurley 5th Place in Prose Interpretation Top Novice in Prose Interpretation 6th Place in Informative Speaking Top Novice in Informative Speaking
Stephanie Winkler 7th Place in Prose Interpretation Top Novice in Poetry Interpretation
Abel Rodriguez 2nd Place among Novice Parliamentary Debate Speakers
Jacob Kinman Top Novice in Dramatic Interpretation
The University of Kentucky was also selected to be the hosting institution for the 2015 Kentucky State Championship Tournament. In conjunction with this honor, UK Forensics coach Timothy Bill was elected Vice President of the Kentucky Forensics Association for 2013-2014.
The team's next tournament will be February 23rd and 24th at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
If you'd like to learn more about the team and see what they do, they will be presenting a showcase of their performances at 7 pm on Monday, March 4 in the Niles Gallery.